Stannous Stan"nous (-n[u^]s), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with {stannic} compounds. [1913 Webster]

{Stannous chloride} (Chem.), a white crystalline substance, {SnCl2.(H2O)2}, obtained by dissolving tin in hydrochloric acid. It is used as a mordant in dyeing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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